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"To Protect, Preserve and Interpret Alabama's Historic Places."

Hours of Operation

Seven Days A Week

Museum  9AM-4:30PM

Grounds and Beach 8AM-5PM

Closed Only On:

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day,

and New Years Day

 

 SITE ADMISSION

REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES (BEACH ACCESS, FISHING, FORT TOURS, BIRDING, ETC.) WE ARE A DOG FRIENDLY SITE. PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER IT. PET ACCESS ON BAYSIDE BEACH ONLY AND  LEASH REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.

ACCEPTING VISA, MASTERCARD AND DISCOVER 

PRICING CHANGES BELOW GO INTO EFFECT JUNE 1, 2019

* ADULT $8

* SENIOR/COLLEGE STUDENT/CHILD $5

* FAMILY (2ADULTS 2 CHILDREN)    $20

* EVENT PRICES VARY

* WEDDING $1000

* WEDDING WITH RECEPTION $1500

* AFTER HOURS $500

* ANNUAL PASS FAMILY (2ADULTS/2CHILDREN) $99

*ANNUAL PASS INDIVIDUAL $45

(Events may be canceled due to weather.  Check for updates on our Facebook)


 Staff Directory

Director

Heather Tassin

251-540-5257

HeatherTassin@fort-morgan.org

Cultural Resources Spec.

Dylan Tucker

251-540-7202

DylanTucker@fort-morgan.org

 

Financials/Social Media Coordinator

Wendy Hyatt

251-540-5257

WendyHyatt@fort-morgan.org

 

Gift Shop Manager

Jan Dillon

251-540-7127

GiftShop@fort-morgan.org

 

Group, After Hours and Weddings

Grace Gibson

GraceGibson@fort-morgan.org

 

 

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For Immediate Release 
FORT MORGAN STATE HISTORIC SITE TO HOST 75th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE WWII  BATTLE OF PELELIU NOV 1-2, 2019
On November 1st and 2nd, 2019 Living Historians from all over the country (and Japan) will be at Fort
Morgan to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu, in the Pacific Theater of
Operations, during WWII.
From September to November of 1944, US Marines of the 1st Marine Division, Soldiers of the Army’s 81st
Infantry Division, along with Navy Seabees fought to take the small island of Peleliu, in the Palau Islands,
from the Japanese. Part of Admiral Nimitz Island Hopping Campaign across the Pacific, Peleliu was one
of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War.
On Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, over a hundred volunteers will represent WWII Marines,
Soldiers, Sailors, and Imperial Japanese Army Soldiers (two of which are flying in from Japan,) at Fort
Morgan.
Friday, Nov 1st will consist of training and firing demonstrations, to include a WWII Flamethrower, a M3
37MM Anti-tank gun from the National WWII Museum, and a variety of US and Japanese small arms.
Saturday morning will be more of the same. Additionally, weather permitting, a flight of WWII
Grasshopper aircraft like those that flew spotting missions over Peleliu will land at Fort Morgan,
Saturday morning just after 8:00AM.
At 1:30PM Saturday Nov 2nd, the Living Historians will conduct a Tactical Demonstration of the effort to
take the airfield at Peleliu. Fighting down the airstrip, Marines and Soldiers will demonstrate tactics used
in the assault, while Japanese reenactors will demonstrate Japanese defensive tactics. Weather
permitting air support for the Marines is expected to arrive at 1:30 as well.
Marine Corps League Member, and 1st Marine Division Peleliu combat Veteran Bud Hance (a resident of
the Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette) will be in attendance Saturday to visit with the Living
Historians and visitors. Bud fought on Peleliu 75 years ago, and said he is very much looking forward to
the event.
Another important aspect of the Peleliu landing is the fact that it was the first time African American
Marines landed in an assault with a Marine Division. Montford Point Marines with the 16th Field Depot
fought valorously on Peleliu, receiving praise from the 1st Marine Division Commander. Members of the
Montford Point Marine Association, Mobile Chapter, will be on hand Saturday to educate the public on
the struggles of these pioneering African American Marines.
For more information, or with questions, e-mail 75Peleliu@gmail.com
Regular Fort Morgan admission rates apply, and can be found at www.fort-morgan.org

Something for Everyone!

Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, Fort Morgan Historic Site has a diverse number of activities to make your vacation a memorable one.

Preceded by another fort, Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812, Fort Morgan is a Third System masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, the site showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations made by the U.S. Army for the defense of the country. In 1946 the site was turned over to the State of Alabama as a historic site.

The grounds offer more than just history, the site also has nature areas,  a boat launch, picnic area, and beaches for visitors to enjoy. Whatever your reason for visiting,  make sure Fort Morgan State Historic Site  is a part of your visit to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast! 


ESCAPE ROOM $25 PER PERSON

AUGUST 7, 2019 TO OCTOBER 30, 2019

WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS

10AM AND 2PM 

email:  escaperoom@fort-morgan.org

OR CALL 251-540-5257

MUST BOOK 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE

(AVERAGE ROOM TIME IS 1 HOUR)